4 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Scale - Upper Pay Scale - will be considered with experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Primary Music PPA Teacher

This is a Permanent Post

(0.44 FTE) starting in September 2024.

Main Scale – Upper Pay Scale will be considered with experience

Following the retirement of our Music teacher we are looking to appoint a Music/PPA teacher who will have the opportunity to supplement their salary by offering piano and guitar peripatetic lessons.

We are an “outstanding” school in the city of Cambridge and are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate music teacher. We are a one form entry primary school with an inclusive Christian ethos. We have a successful and dedicated team who have a direct impact on children's learning and providing them with skills for life.

The role will involve teaching all classes except Reception class one-hour discrete music lessons per week (0.3FTE), and preparing the children for services, masses and seasonal celebrations, planning class productions, running the school choir and supporting the school orchestra. In addition to this there will be PPA cover duties.

We are looking for:

  • a commitment/understanding of Catholic (Christian) education.
  • an outstanding classroom practitioner, to further develop the Catholic ethos of the school.
  • a vision and creativity to move our school forward, committed to inclusion.
  • inspiration and high expectations of self and others to support the development of the whole school community.
  • ability to work with parents, multi-agencies and our wider parish and local community.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Enthusiastic children
  • A friendly staff
  • A well-resourced music room.
  • A laptop and IPad
  • A whole school commitment to music
  • Excellent contacts and links to develop your own career.
  • A city centre school which is accessible to all the universities, colleges, and music venues

This is a very popular school, and the children/parents have high expectations of music. In conjunction with Cambridge Music, we have established a Music School for the children to attend after school and develop their skills and knowledge further. We would like to hear from exceptional candidates, who already have experience at working in a primary school, to continue to build upon the many strengths of the school. Visits to the school are recommended and strongly welcomed.

Further details about the role

An application pack can be downloaded from the school website: www.stalbans.cambs.sch.uk or from office@stalbans.cambs.sch.uk

St Alban’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is a regulated activity, and an enhanced DBS check will be required. We are a school which promotes equal opportunities. Please note that CV’s cannot be accepted.

The pupils’ exemplary behaviour and very positive attitudes towards learning are key factors in their outstanding achievement. Ofsted 2014

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@stalbans.cambs.sch.uk

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About St Alban's Catholic Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
210 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01223 712148

Arranging a visit to St Alban's Catholic Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@stalbans.cambs.sch.uk.

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